Meet the Softball Coaches
Donna Campbell enters her eighteenth season at Abraham Baldwin College and her twenty seventh in the coaching profession. In 2012, Campbell was awarded the Easton Victory Club award for earning her 500th college career win. Before coming to ABAC, Campbell coached nine years on the high school level and has compiled a career record of 672 wins and 435 losses and 507 wins and 357 as ABAC’s Head Coach. In twenty seven years of coaching, Campbell’s teams have won 7 State titles and 3 State Runner Up titles, and five national tournament appearances.
Sixteen years ago, in her first year as a collegiate coach, her ABAC team went 44-12 and won the 1996 National Junior College Slowpitch Championship. She was named NJCAA Slowpitch Coach of the Year. In 15 years of coaching fastpitch at ABAC, she has guided her teams to five GJCAA State titles, two GJCAA State Runner Up finishes, one District C championship, and four top 16 NJCAA finishes competing in four National Tournaments.
Since starting the fastpitch program, Campbell’s teams have captured the GJCAA State titles five times. (97,98,00,01, and 02). Campbell has been named GJCAA Fastpitch Coach of the Year five times; 97, 98, 00, 01, 02
As a former player for Sunbelt/ Blaze, Campbell was inducted into the Georgia USSSA Softball Hall of Fame in 1997 and has been named to All-American teams at past National Tournaments. Campbell has retired as an active player following the 2000 Summer season.
Over her coaching career, Campbell has maintained a passion for the game she loves so much. Campbell’s philosophy of hard work, commitment, and dedication to her players, her program and loyalty to ABAC, has made Coach Campbell a successful college coach.
Kim returns for her fourth year of assisting Coach Campbell. She was an assistant coach for the Fillies in 2006-07 as a volunteer assistant. Coach Griffin is a 2000 graduate of Tift County High School where she was a multi-sport athlete playing softball and basketball for the Lady Devil programs. Kim signed a national letter of intent to play softball at Georgia Southern University in 2000. At Georgia Southern, she was a constant in the Lady Eagle infield all four years of her collegiate career. Kim graduated in 2004 with a B.S. in Sports Management. Campbell: “Kim brings many things to ABAC and our softball program. She has a spirit of competitiveness that is contagious for the young Fillies each season. She challenges the players and motivates them in a way that just makes each player want to get better every day. Kim loves the game as I do and together we have fun coaching and are looking forward to a great 2013 season.”